Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Closing the Season of Repentance

Hoshanah Rabbah, the seventh day of Sukkot, marks the thematic end of the High Holiday period.

The Prayer for Rain

Connecting physical and spiritual needs at the end of Sukkot.

Bringing The Cycle To An End

The end of the fall holiday season looks forward to redemption.

Sukkot History Up to the Second Temple Period

Observances in ancient times were associated with the land.

God’s Nostalgia

At the end of Sukkot, rejoicing to prove a point

Stuffed With Blessings for Sukkot

CSAs, holiday reflections and a bonus family kreplach recipe!

How A Communal Celebration (Shemini Atzeret) Reminds Us of the Dangers of Loneliness

While we may connect loneliness to situations of illness or grief, loneliness can be found among any number of life situations

Reading The Story of Creation on Simchat Torah

The second Torah reading for Simchat Torah